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This is the presentation that accompanied the WRATE workshop for English teachers on 16 March 2010.

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1. ICTs in English How technologies can support effective teaching and learning in English Karen Melhuish Online Professional Learning Learning Media Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand 2. . Why are we here today? What do we hope to learn? By the end of the session, we will. Give one, get one 3. Think of one example of when you have used, or been involved with, the use of digital technology as part of your English teaching. Describe what happened this with a partner (2mins) Starting with what we do. 4. Looking more closely at what we do Consider the example you explained: What was the impact on the students behaviour ? How do you know? What was the impact on the students learning ? How do you know? 5. Stepping back to look at the wider context The world in which we live Digital reformation Lifelong, 21st Century learning User-focused paradigms Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Economic and social drivers e.g. KAREN 6. Stepping back to look at the wider context Pedagogy: teaching as inquiry e-learning can support the teaching approaches (p. 36) Vision: Connected lifelong learners Key Competencies: Using language, symbols and texts intellectual curiousity participating and contributing.. English: learn to deconstuct and critically interrogate texts..make and create meaning Literacy: each learning area has its own language 7. 8. A scenario to critique: Miss Smith gives it a go How did she decide what was important to teach ? And what the students needed? How did she choose her strategies ? And the digital content ? How was the digital content integrated into the learning? And how was new knowledge co-constructed ? What happened as a result of the teaching? What might be the next steps , from a teaching and a digital point of view? 9. An exemplar scenario: War Poetry Focusing Inquiry Over-arching concepts: What is the impact of war on people and environments? Context:Dulce et decorum est / WW1 My students learning needs? The literacy demands of the poem (language/structure/context/prior knowledge) Elearning needs?: How media literate are they? What Web 2.0 tools can they use? What are my own needs? I need to understand how to support students literacy needs I need to make sure I can scaffold their elearning needs I need to know the affordances of suitable technology 10. An exemplar scenario: War Poetry Teaching Inquiry Teaching strategies to help them engage with the poem and the over-arching question: Engage prior knowledge Make connections Ask questions Test hypothesis Understand main idea, audience and purpose Infer, analyse, evaluate Would digital content help this? How will I choose this? 11. An exemplar scenario: War Poetry Teaching and Learning Engage prior knowledge : brainstorm using Freemind/Inspiration Make connections : WW1 Webquest; comparison of WW1 and modern war articles Ask questions : collaborate on three-level guide style questions and post to wiki for collaborative response Understand main idea , audience and purpose: shared/guided reading, watch and critique a Youtube version, use Wordle as a starting point for imagery and vocabulary, students select images from Google Images/Creatve Commons to illustrate and explain the meaning of different sections. Infer, analyse, evaluate : discuss the main question via blog/online forum/Voicethread 12. www.wordle.com 13. An exemplar scenario: War Poetry Learning inquiry How can I monitor/notice the impact on students learning? Classroom observation Analysis of poem in an essay/digital essay/collaborative wiki response - look at Aos and assessment schedule What are the next steps for their learning, and for my learning? What have I learned about the integration of digital content? What do I need to change or learn? 14. Return to your own example What would you keep? What would you change? 15. Have we met our success criteria? Review the initial direction we set ourselves.[slide 2] 16. Where to now? 3-2-1-out! 3 ideas that are worth exploring further 2 things you have learned 1 point for action , for yourself or your school 17. A final thought Learning and Motivation in 21st Century http://www. youtube .com/watch? v=K_6GUx1Zx0w &feature=related 18. Image sources: Slide 1: Adrian on the computer by Bombardier (Flickr CC) Slide 3: Students working on class assignments in the computer lab by ExtraKetchup (Flickr CC) Slide 4: by Playing with magnifying glass Somegeekintn (Flickr CC) Slide 5: Its future is in our hands by aussiegall (Flickr CC) Slide 7: from Literacy Online TKI: elearnng as inquiry Slide 11: Bluff Signpost by Rob Young Slide 12: 'Different sides by JP